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Why are apprenticeships right for my business?

  • Do your existing staff need upskilling?  
  • Do you want to inject enthusiasm into your staff?
  • Does your business need an extra pair of hands that you cant afford?
  • Are you fed up with having to shortlist from hundreds of CV’s?
  • Would you like to give a young person the chance to shine within your business?

If the answer to any of these questions is YES then TheLightBulbs apprenticeship programme is the answer for your business!

Funded by the Skills Funding Agency and ESF, an Apprenticeship is a cost effective way of developing your staff and ultimately your organisation. An Apprenticeship with TheLightBulb not only gives your existing staff the opportunity to gain relevant qualifications, it also allows you to enage new employees without incurring costly recruitment expenses.

Why should I employ a 16 – 23 year old apprentice?

Supporting a young person into employment is a rewarding experience, allowing you to not only shape their future career paths but to ensure that they are trained to work using your own methods and standards.

In addition the government is currently offering financial incentives to employers taking their first apprentice.  Various schemes mean that you could receive up to 50% of your apprentice’s salary.  This is dependent upon your organisation supporting and meeting the eligibility criteria.

How can I recruit an Apprentice?

Let TheLightBulb team do the work for you we can prepare a shortlist of outstanding young people to meet your job specification, you can then choose the right one for your business and together we can make them shine.

To employ an apprentice you will need to issue them with a contract of employment and have a health and safety policy for your organisation.  We realise that Small Businesses may not necessarily have these documents to hand and therefore the following links will provide support and guidance as well as templates.

Health and Safety Policy Link http://www.hse.gov.uk/simple-health-safety/write.htm


Contracts of employment useful link http://www.human-resource-solutions.co.uk/HR-Policy-Pages/Employment-Contract/Employment-Contract.htm

Apprentices to complete Level 2 Employability Skills Unit

All apprentices that TheLightBulb place into employment will be tasked with completing a Level 2 Employability Skills unit, which will equip them with the effective skills, qualities and attitudes required for learning and work.   For example they will learn about their company's policies on mobile phone use, sickness and absence, breaks and appropriate internet use.

So why not choose a programme that's right for your needs and see your staff start achieving the results you want for your business.   Take that next step and contact us on 0845 0310066  / 01268 270648 to find out how you can use Apprenticeships to help grow your business.  Alternatively use the enquiry form and we will get back to you this week!

This Apprenticeship is intended to attract new talent into a career in care or to help up skill your existing staff.  If this apprenticeship is chosen learners will be able to gain employer led, up to date, flexible qualifications which meet the changing skills needs within this industry. Learners will also develop the skills, knowledge and experience needed to look after the well-being and comfort of individuals. For an advanced apprentice these skills could involve competence in a specialist area and/ or across a varied range of responsibilities.

This Apprenticeship is intended to attract new talent into a career in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools or to help up skill the existing workforce.  If this apprenticeship is chosen learners will be able to build on their interest in, and commitment to, working with children and/or young people.  They will also develop the skills, knowledge and experience needed to support children and young people to gain the best start in life and provide them with a safe and secure environment.  For an advanced apprentice these skills could involve competence in a specialist area and/ or across a varied range of responsibilities. 

This Apprenticeship is intended to attract new talent into a career in the Children and Young People’s Workforce or to help up skill the existing workforce.  If this apprenticeship is chosen learners will gain employer led, up to date, flexible qualifications which meet the changing skills needs of employers.  They will also develop the skills, knowledge and experience needed to support children and young people to gain the best start in life and provide them with a safe and secure environment.

 

This Apprenticeship is intended to attract new talent into a career in Business & Administration or to help up skill the existing workforce. If this apprenticeship is chosen, learners will gain employer led, up to date, flexible qualifications which meet the changing skills needs of employers and develop softer skills such as communication, team working, interpersonal skills and the ability to reflect on personal learning.

This Apprenticeship is intended to attract new talent into a career in Customer Services or to help up skill the existing workforce. Learners will gain employer led, up to date, flexible qualifications which meet the changing skills needs of employers, and develop the skills, knowledge and experience needed to provide excellent customer services.

By developing the knowledge and skillsrequired, individuals will be able to contribute to improved customer service delivery, increased customer satisfaction as well as attracting new customers, improving customer loyalty and remain competitive and profitable across all industry sectors.

The aim of this Intermediate Apprenticeship/Advanced Apprenticeship is to provide the Warehousing Industry with staff who have the knowledge, skills and confidence to help their businesses grow and to provide a career path for Apprentices to higher level jobs and qualifications. Logistics employers report skills gaps and shortages, including literacy, numeracy and communications skills and the ageing workforce. Employers need to attract more people into the industry at level 2 to train as warehousing staff to fill these skills gaps and shortages, to provide a progression route to level 3 and to replace those who leave or retire.

 

This Apprenticeship has been developed for up and coming individuals who are stepping into management roles but is also suitable for those in management roles who lack any formal qualifications or simply need up skilling. Choosing this apprenticeship will provide learners with the essential tools needed in any management position. Communication and decision making skills, relationship building, coaching and mentoring skills and negotiation and influencing skills are all paramount in becoming an effective manager.

This Apprenticeship is ideal for new or aspiring Team Leaders looking to increase their knowledge and responsibilities within their role. The programme gives learners first hand, work placed learning and experiences which meet the changing needs of employers, and allows them to develop the skills needed to be a successful Team Leader, and implement them into their organisations activities.

This Apprenticeship is designed for driven individuals who display a passion for the organisation and industry they work in and are driven by self and group improvement. Through this programme individuals will gain a knowledge and ability to plan and execute business processes as effectively as possible whilst minimising waste and ensuring the highest delivery of operational performance.

 
 

We currently have 335
students in apprenticeship schemes. 

 
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